Volume: 1 - Issue:  419
7 August 2013
Iran Update

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We are delighted to present you with the current issue of Iran Update, a publication of International Solidarity for Democratic Change in Iran (ISDCI).  You can see ISDCI's latest events on our website at: International Conferences 

Iranian regime intimidates Iraqi writers and journalists to collaborate
NCRI
Mr. Safi Yesseri, a renowned Iraqi writer, unveiled this conspiracy and wrote in a statement that the regime's embassy and Ali Navidi had initiated a new effort 'to incite Iraqi nationalists and freedom-loving writers who advocate justice and humanity, to yield to injustice, tyranny and crime...Read On
Analysis: Q & A on prospect of change in Iran under Rouhani
ISDCIran
Expert Analysis: Since the outcome of the presidential election in Iran a new discussion has once again emerged in the Western Capitals, among the policy makers, foreign policy and national security experts. The core of the discussion is...Read On
Iran's 'Moderate' Holocaust Denier
Wall Street Journal
It is often easier to deny reality than to face it, so journalists and diplomats are still talking up the "moderation" of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani-despite his record of cracking down on student protesters, leading Iran's National Security Council as it exported terrorism world-wide, and providing years of diplomatic cover for Tehran's nuclear program...Read On
Iran Proposed Oil Chief Attacked by Newspaper Close to Khamenei
 Bloomberg
Hossein Shariatmadari, who oversees the Tehran-based Kayhan newspaper, accused Bijan Namdar Zanganeh of concluding a "shameful" deal to "supply Iran's natural gas 14 times below current prices to foreigners."

"Can such a person be trusted with safeguarding people's interest in the sensitive Ministry of Oil?" Shariatmadari wrote in an editorial today. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has the final say on all state matters in Iran. ..Read On
Rouhani's cabinet consists of elements of war, repression, terrorism 
NCRI
Pour-Mohammadi, Minister of Justice, is one of the ranking officials responsible for the mass murder of 30,000 political prisoners in 1988..Read On
 Iran Plans Its Own Sanitized Internet with Chinese Help
 VOA
The project, begun a few years ago, is driven by concerns over national security as well as censorship, according to Mahmoud Enayat, director of Small Media, a London-based organization that works to increase the flow of information in closed societies....Read On

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